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Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Plan to Bring A-Game at Phillip Island

Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Plan to Bring A-Game at Phillip Island

Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp have flown from Indonesia to Australia for Round 16 of the 2023 Moto2 World Championship. The Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix will be held this weekend and has both Manuel Gonzalez and Kohta Nozane excited as they enjoy riding at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp are going Down Under for this weekend‘s Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is a familiar venue for Manuel Gonzalez and Kohta Nozane, and they are ready to push for good results this weekend.

Gonzalez has special memories of Phillip Island. It‘s where he started his WorldSSP challenge in 2019. He thoroughly enjoys this track, also on a Moto2 bike. Last year as a rookie, he secured fifth place in the intermediate class. This year he is determined to improve further. He showed he has top-3 potential during the Indonesian GP and is keen to push for his maiden Moto2 podium this weekend.

Kohta is also excited to visit the Phillip Island track again, where he has WorldSBK experience. At the previous two GPs he had great starts to the Races and solid pace, but they resulted in NC scores. This weekend he is determined to make good on his potential, as he aims to score his first Moto2 championship points in 2023.

Phillip Island hosted its first motorcycle race in 1931. In 1956, a permanently constructed circuit continued to host motorcycle Grand Prix events until it fell into disrepair during the late 70s and early 80s. After extensive renovation, the circuit made an intermediate comeback in MotoGP in 1989 and 1990, only to become a regular fixture once more from 1997 onwards. Thanks to its terrific location, right next to the ocean, and its flowing 4.4 km layout, featuring seven left and five right corners, and a 900 m longest straight, the Phillip Island track is loved by fans and Moto2 riders alike.

The Grand Prix of Australia is held in the GMT +11 time zone. Moto2‘s P1 will take place on Friday from 09:50 - 10:30 local track time, followed by P2 from 14:05 - 14:45. On Saturday, P3 will be held from 09:25 - 09:55 and the qualifying sessions from 13:45 - 14:25. On Sunday, the Race starts at 12:15.

Manuel Gonzalez

Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp

"We‘ve arrived at Phillip Island. I like this track a lot. For my riding style it‘s one of the best, and last year we did an amazing race. After not being happy with the result in Indonesia, we reset our mind and continue fighting to achieve our objectives."

Kohta Nozane

Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp

"It‘s another GP weekend. I know Phillip Island; I rode here on a superbike last year. It‘s a nice track but it‘s not easy, and the weather conditions could complicate things. It‘s often quite windy, it‘s cold. Anyway, I had positive feelings with my bike last week in Indonesia, so we bring our new knowledge, and we‘ll start our work well from the first session."

Gelete Nieto

Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp, Sports Director

"We have arrived in Australia at the beautiful Phillip Island track, which both our riders like.

"Manu is a regular fixture at the front of the Moto2 rider field lately. This weekend, we hope to make another step at the Phillip Island track, where he scored well last year.

"Kotha also has experience at the Phillip Island circuit from his WorldSBK days. He is making progress with his riding in Moto2, and his starts are usually good, but it will be key for him to finish the full race distance this weekend. 

"We‘re ready for action!"